Kasi (2001)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 17 mins

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Kasi is a tale about the deception of appearances. Kasi(Vikram) is a blind poet and singer who supports his family by his songs. He has an older brother Sevalai(Thalaivasal Vijay) who spends what money he has drinking, an abusive, crippled father and a younger sister Lakshmi(Kavya Madhavan). When the local landlord, Raghupathi(Rajeev) returns to the district, he brings along with him Mr Dinesh, the CM's son and his wife Radhika(Aishwarya). Raghupathi has a reputation as a God in the area because of his charitable works and when a specialist eye doctor arrives he promises to pay the fees for an operation to give back Kasi's vision. Elated by this news, Kasi learns that he has to find an eye-donor and his girlfriend Kaveri(Kaveri), who cannot speak, offers one of her eyes. Unfortunately, something happens that shows that the 'God-like' Raghupathi and Mr Dinesh are not what they seem. Blissfully unaware of the sadness of those around him, Kasi looks forward to his operation.

Cast: Kavya Madhavan, Vikram

Crew: Vinayan TG (Director), M Sukumar (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 14 Nov 2001 (India)

Tamil Name: காசி

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Did you know? This is remake of the Malayalam film "Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum'. Read More
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as Lakshmi
as Kasi
as Radhika
as Sudalai
Supporting Actress
as Irulaandi
as Sevvalai
as Muniyamma
Supporting Actor
as Valaiyapathy

Direction

Director

Production

Producer

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
01 
05:13
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Hariharan
02 
05:42
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Hariharan
03 
05:10
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Hariharan
04 
04:36
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Hariharan
05 
04:56
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Hariharan
06 
05:02
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Sujatha Mohan, Hariharan
Trivia:
This film won positive critical reviews and Vikram won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

The film was remade in Telugu as 'Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi' starring RP Patnaik in the lead role.

The film was remade in Kannada as 'Namma Preethiya Ramu' starring Darshan in the lead role.

This is remake of the Malayalam film "Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum'.

Vikram sunbathed on the terrace of beachside house in Chennai to get a sunburnt look and dizzying headaches while practising to look blind.

The entire shooting was completed in just 45 days.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Kashinath (Telugu)
Remade as: Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (Telugu)
Remake of: Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (Malayalam)